Choosing the right home is a very big decision. Choosing the right school is a big decision too.

We continually hear the questions “What are the schools like in this neighborhood?” as well as “What cities/neighborhoods have the best schools?”  Schools are clearly an important aspect when buying a home.  Location of a home is a well known factor in determining a property’s worth. One of the most important components to the value of a particular location is the local public schools, whether the property owner has school age children or not.

If you’re like lots of folks, then becoming knowledgeable about public and private schools is an important element to the home buying process. Here are some links to websites that can help inform your choice:

AUSD_logo             Berkeley public schools El Cerrito High school

Oakland schools    Piedmont schoolswccusd

CDE logo  great-schools